MANIFESTO

#62

NEW MODERN REALISM

GENESIS

2022.02.24

by MADDALENA IODICE

For Fendi Autumn/Winter 2022, Kim Jones’ capacious mind reconfigures time, from 1986 to 2000, till today. Serving just what women need to live everyday life to the fullest.

For Autumn/Winter 2022, Kim Jones reconfigures the past for today and considers the house’s signatures with a fresh perspective. He decided to rediscover Spring/Summer 1986, inspired by Delfina Delettrez walking into the Roman headquarters dressed in a printed blouse stolen from her mother’s wardrobe, and combine it with the diaphanous lightness of Autumn/Winter 2000. Wisps of chiffon tucked into elegant tweeds; delicate slip dresses paired with long cashmere gloves; stock shirting corseted into hyper-feminine forms; masculine tailoring abbreviated into cropped jackets, that, is Kim Jones language of equilibrium. Such combinations lead to a diametric exploration of strength and of softness which find perfect balance in clothes conceived for every generation of women. From Silvia Venturini to Delfina, from mothers to daughters. 

“The best place to explore the FENDI archives is through the Fendi wardrobes. And these are collections which, although they come from the past, feel very now.”

-KIM JONES

Fashion Collab

RIMOWA X TIFFANY & CO.

2023.09.26

The new RIMOWA x Tiffany & Co. travel capsule is the collaboration that combines the aesthetics of the traveller with the more classic romanticism of the diamond.

BOTTEGA VENETA

BEYOND BORDERS

2023.09.24

Matthieu Blazy takes us through a physical and metaphorical journey, far away, in search of something else, and at the same time intimate, discovering the self. Clothes transform, men and women disguise and change, blending.

LOUIS VUITTON

GHESQUIÈRE OCTOBER 2014

2023.09.20

The GO-14 bag, an acronym for Ghesquière October 2014, originated as one of the first creations to mark the designer’s debut at the head of the Louis Vuitton Maison.

NEWS

On Foot

2023.09.19

The exhibition On Foot, curated by Jonathan Anderson at Offer Waterman Gallery, will bring contemporary artists in dialogue with works of modern British Art and some interventions conceived by the designer himself.

EXHIBITION

MODE ET SPORT. D'UN PODIUM À L'AUTRE

2023.09.18

Ahead of the 2024 Olympics, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents Mode et Sport: from September 20th 2023 will be possible to discover the fascinating interconnections between fashion and sport from the ancient world to the present day.